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HDS 5 Gen 1 compatible with Lakemaster chip?


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My 522c got water inside the unit and I should be receiving a HDS5 Gen 1 in. Few weeks. Will I be able to use my Lake master chip? Will the insight maps be better?

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If the chip is from your 522 it will work in your new HDS.

The new Lowrance 2012 Lake Insight chips seem very nice and a great value when considering you get lakes from other states, etc all on one chip versus several on the Lakemaster. Saving lots of money.

I havent purchased the new Lowrance chip, but I would get the Pro version over the HD simply because the only difference is shaded relief which only works when you are zoomed out a ways, so not much value IMO.

I compared a few lakes I fish in MN side by side with a lakemaster chip and the new lowrance chip and they appeared to be identical, only difference was the contour line color is different.

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